The Colombian Government has strongly condemned the rush-hour terrorist attacks on the Moscow metro system on Monday morning.
“Colombia, a country that has suffered from terrorism, expresses its solidarity with the Russian people and government, and it conveys its condolensces to the family and friends of those killed,” said a statement released by the foreign ministry.
The bombings were only four blocks from the Colombian Embassy in Moscow.
Colombia’s ambassador to Russia, Diego Tobon, confirmed to Caracol Radio that no Colombians were killed or wounded in the attack.
Ambassador Tobon also said that the Moscow authorities had acted quickly, and that the general public had obeyed evacuation plans.
At least 38 people were killed when two women detonated bombs on two of the Russian capital’s metro trains within 40 minutes of each other.
Although no one has yet claimed responsibility, The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) said that a group from Chechnya was likely to be behind the attacks.
In February, Chechan rebel leader Doku Umarov said that “the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia… the war is coming to the cities,” according to the BBC.